Best Excuses to Get Out of School Swimming Lessons

The Top Ten

1 I'm on my period

But I'm a boy, oh wait...I wore a wedding dress to school once...I guess I can tr-wait, no that'll backfire lol what am I even saying help me

My high school requires a written note from your parents for this to qualify as an acceptable reason to be excused.

As much as I hate getting periods, I'm still thanking them to this day for all the chlorinated hell they saved me from.

Will only work if you're female, hit puberty and only used once a month as that's how the menstrual cycle works.

2 I forgot my trunks

This method is not great. My teacher just ask me to go get some spare pants from the thousand-year-old lost and found and wear it in the pool.

Ah, the classic, It usually can work if done once, but if done again, they might make you put a spare pair on.

But then you'll hear the dreaded "Spare costumes. Put one on." from your teacher.

I've had one and they'll just ask you to try on embarrassing spare costumes.

3 I'm allergic to chlorine

This one would probably work, don't quote me on that though, it depends on the teacher sometimes.

I used to really hate swimming because of many ridiculous reasons including my race.

Well, the teacher would say why did you even sign up

Lol this is literally my friend.

4 I'm feeling nauseous

Make it look like you do and act like you do as well.

5 The water pressure hurts my ears

This could work especially if you have an earache.

6 I pulled a muscle

Like the nausea excuse, act like you have.

7 I've got a open wound... down there

To make sure they don't look, say that you've got an open wound down in the groin.

8 I have an ear infection

It worked she didn't even know I was lying

Amazing 😉 going to try it out in school tomorrow

€�This one works all the time”

9 I am feeling unwell
10 I’m dead

Definitely going to work

The Contenders

11 I have swimmers ear

It's a pretty good excuse especially if you come to school with an earplug.

12 I’m pregnant
13 I've got a migraine

My teachers won't care.

14 I don’t know how to swim

Alright, then get that life jacket on and do 10 laps!

This would never work

Does not work

15 I have a headache

This has worked many ti mes

16 My mom wants me home...
17 I have STDs

Make sure to shout really loud so all the other students hear you. "I HAVE (insert STD here)! "

This will get you out of swimming for sure. You most likely got STDs from the gym teacher anyway.

18 I don't want to get water in my ear
19 Water is too cold

Nah, not too effective if the teachers can see nobody else is physically getting hypothermia.

It's horrid in the Changing Room, people see you naked, watch you and you are half naked in it.

Not a valid excuse in most schools

20 I have a chest infection
21 My costume/trunks are to small

Don't bring swiming kit

22 Sore throat and feel under the weather
23 I have diarrhea

That would definitely work I am gonna try it

Nobody wants a brown poopy pool

24 Oh No! I accidentally pooped my pants! I need to go home!

At swimming all u need to do is let it go and for sure they will make you leave!

25 I have ear lice
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